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LISBON (Reuters) - The decriminalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide is a step closer to becoming a reality in Portugal after lawmakers approved a set of bills on Thursday, a move applauded by many but opposed by religious groups and conservatives.
Decades-old debate rages on whether the Academy Awards have snubbed women.
SINGAPORE/LOS ANGELES: Last year, the stories of women and people of colour were more likely to be playing at a theatre near you than they've been in over a decade.According to the latest research by USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative -- led by Stacy L. Smith -- which tracks representation in front of and behind the camera, 2019 saw upticks for women lead characters and lead characters of colour.
MELAKA: The state is mulling over the idea of recycling wastewater to improve efficiency in its effort to address water woes in the state, says Khoo Poay Tiong.
BEIJING (AP): The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday (Jan 20) that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely
Rapid, unplanned urbanisation is increasing the number of people and economic assets exposed to storms, typhoons and, in some cases, earthquakes.
BEIJING: As China and Vietnam mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, the two close neighbours and long-time friends are expected to embrace a bright future marked by deeper mutual trust and a growing cooperative partnership.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The #MeToo movement may have given women's rights a boost but the drive for gender equality still takes "two steps forward, and one step backwards," Nigerian novelist and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told Reuters on Monday.
BEIJING: The State Development and Investment Corp, a major state-owned investment company, reaped a record 20 billion yuan (US$2.86bil) in gross profits in 2019. Net Profits stood at 16 billion yuan.
The government must be unwavering in its continued commitment to reform and taking greater strides forward for Malaysia Baharu in 2020.